May 2, 2011
KTVK 3TV Wins Prestigious Murrow Award
Honored for News Documentary "Prison Break: The Escape of Arizona's Bonnie & Clyde"
PHOENIX - KTVK 3TV earned a prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association [RTDNA] in the category of Video News Documentary for "Prison Break: The Escape of Arizona's Bonnie & Clyde." The special investigative program focused on one of Arizona's most infamous prison breaks resulting in murder and a 3-week cross country crime spree. 3TV was the only Phoenix television station recognized in the competition.
"First, I want to congratulate our team for its hard work digging into a story that captivated Arizona and the country," said Brad Remington, Executive News Director for 3TV. "The documentary is a perfect example of 3TV's long tradition of providing hyper-local coverage of what matters to the people of Arizona."
The documentary was produced by Jason Berry. News anchor Beverly Kidd hosted the special and reported. Kidd went face-to-face with the master mind behind the prison escape. Michael Conlee served as the chief photographer and Charlie Hickman edited the award winning entry. 3TV's investigation asked the tough questions to find out why this could happen and its impact on the families caught in the crossfire. You can see the award winning entry at www.azfamily.com or at the following link: http://www.azfamily.com/home/related/Prison-Break-The-Escape-of-Arizonas-Bonnie-and-Clyde-Part-1-108837269.html
The Edward R. Murrow awards honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. Its recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession. 3TV competed in region 3-Television, Large Market which includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. 3TV also received regional Edward R. Murrow awards in 2007 and 2005.
About KTVK and KASW
KTVK 3TV and its Phoenix sister station, KASW-CW6 are part of Belo Corp. KTVK produces 50+ hours of local news per week, more local news than most broadcast television stations in the U.S. KTVK's website,azfamily.com is the number one television station website in Arizona. One of the first 40 television stations to convert to high definition, KTVK leads the way in innovation, community involvement and local news and weather coverage delivered by the most popular on-air talent in the market. Its audience credits KTVK as being the community-minded station that most reflects the spirit of Arizona and its people. For more information about KTVK, contact: Blanca Esparza, Community Relations Manager, 602.207.3331, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Belo Corp.
Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.